terrific

  • 1 Terrific — Ter*rif ic, a. [L. terrificus; fr. terrere to frighten + facere to make. See {Terror}, and {Fact}.] Causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Terrific — «Terrific» Sencillo de Drake Bell Publicación 14 de junio, 2011 Grabación 2011 Género(s) Rock Duración 3:22 …

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  • 3 terrific — 1660s, frightening, from L. terrificus causing terror or fear, from terrere fill with fear (see TERRIBLE (Cf. terrible)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Weakened sensed of very great, severe (e.g. terrific headache)… …

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  • 4 terrific — [adj1] intense agitating, appalling, awesome, awful, deafening, disquieting, dreadful, enormous, excessive, extreme, fearful, fierce, formidable, frightful, gigantic, great, harsh, horrible, horrific, huge, immense, large, monstrous, severe,… …

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  • 5 terrific — index prodigious (enormous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 terrific — terrible, frightful, dreadful, *fearful, horrible, horrific, awful, shocking, appalling Analogous words: frightening, alarming, terrorizing (see FRIGHTEN): agitating, upsetting, disquieting (see DISCOMPOSE) …

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  • 7 terrific — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of great size, amount, or intensity. 2) informal excellent. 3) archaic causing terror. DERIVATIVES terrifically adverb. ORIGIN Latin terrificus, from terrere frighten …

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  • 8 terrific — [tə rif′ik] adj. [L terrificus < base of terrere, to frighten: see TERROR & FIC] 1. causing great fear or dismay; terrifying; dreadful; appalling 2. Informal a) unusually great, intense, severe, etc. b) unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable,… …

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  • 9 terrific — 01. The movie we saw last night was [terrific]; you ve just got to see it. 02. We went golfing with Jack, who is a [terrific] golfer, so he was able to show us how to hit the ball properly. 03. My wife had a [terrific] idea; why don t we all get… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 terrific — [[t]tərɪ̱fɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as terrific, you are very pleased with them or very impressed by them. [INFORMAL] What a terrific idea!... Everybody there was having a terrific time... You look terrific, Ann.… …

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  • 11 terrific — ter|rif|ic [təˈrıfık] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: terrificus frightening , from terrere; TERRIBLE] 1.) informal very good, especially in a way that makes you feel happy and excited = ↑great ▪ That s a terrific idea! ▪ The actress who… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 terrific — ter|ri|fic [ tə rıfık ] adjective * very good or interesting: I feel terrific today. Cindy has a terrific personality. That s terrific! a terrific bargain/deal/offer ╾ ter|rif|i|cal|ly [ tə rıfıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 terrific */ — UK [təˈrɪfɪk] / US adjective very good or interesting I feel terrific today. Cindy has a terrific personality. That s terrific! a terrific bargain/deal Derived word: terrifically UK [təˈrɪfɪklɪ] / US adverb …

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  • 14 terrific — adjective Etymology: Latin terrificus, from terrēre to frighten Date: 1667 1. a. very bad ; frightful b. exciting or fit to excite fear or awe < a terrific thunderstorm > 2. extraordinary < terrific speed …

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  • 15 terrific — adjective 1 informal very good, especially in a way that makes you feel happy and excited: We had a terrific time on holiday. | I feel terrific! 2 very large in size or degree: Suddenly, there was a terrific bang! …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 terrific — /təˈrɪfɪk / (say tuh rifik) adjective 1. extraordinarily great, intense, etc.: terrific speed. 2. Colloquial very good: terrific food; terrific fishing. 3. causing terror; terrifying. {Latin terrificus frightening} –terrifically, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 terrific — terrifically, adv. /teuh rif ik/, adj. 1. extraordinarily great or intense: terrific speed. 2. extremely good; wonderful: a terrific vacation. 3. causing terror; terrifying. [1660 70; < L terrificus frightening, equiv. to terr(ere) to frighten +… …

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  • 18 terrific — adjective a) Frighteningly good. I say! Shes a terrific tennis player. b) Astounding or awesome. The car came round the bend at a terrific speed. Syn: brilliant, horrific …

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  • 19 terrific — adjective 1) a terrific all star cast Syn: marvelous, wonderful, sensational, outstanding, great, superb, excellent, first rate, first class, dazzling, out of this world, breathtaking; fantastic, fabulous, super, blue ribbon …

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  • 20 terrific — adjective 1) a terrific bang Syn: tremendous, huge, massive, gigantic, colossal, mighty, considerable; informal mega, whopping; Brit.; informal ginormous 2) informal a terrific game of top quality football Syn …

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